A native of Washington, D.C., Clare was exposed to art early, as the child and grandchild of painters. She studied Fine Art and graphic design and narrowed her scope of interest to screenprinting, a medium which allows her to combine a broad range of artistic interests: drawing, photography, digital imaging, graphic design and painting. Clare’s prints have been included in group shows at the Washington Printmaker’s Gallery, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Shanghai International Convention Center. Clare has lived in Tokyo, Washington, and Los Angeles, and currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland.
Printmaking enables me to synthesize a variety of creative identities: printer, photographer, draftsman, digital artist, and painter.
While I often rely on the computer to develop an initial composite sketch, I depend on my background in drawing and painting to make decisions about color, value, shape, texture, and line. Composition plays an important role in creating a sense of balance. Geometric shapes serve as navigational devices to lead the viewer’s eye through the picture. Varieties of scale, texture, transparency and value add depth, while a unified color palette helps to harmonize these elements. Ultimately, I try to maintain a balance between process and feeling.
My latest prints deal with the theme of navigation. I am interested in working with signs and symbols that represent our attempts to chart a course through life and the physical world.…Read More
2008-2011 Corcoran College of Art, Printmaking
2004-2007 Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Printmaking
1984 Catholic University of America, B.A. Fine Arts
MA, Teaching English as a Second Language,Georgetown University, 1988
Certificate, Graphic Design, U.C.L.A., 1992…Read More